Global Grooves — In Stock — CDs

Unusual grooves from around the globe -- Afro Funk, Bollywood soundtracks, Turkish rock, gamelan, ethnographic/field recordings, sitar sounds, and more!


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VariousMusic For The Balinese Shadow Play ... CD
Nonesuch (Japan), 1969. New Copy ... $13.99
A classic set of gamelan tracks from the Nonesuch series of recordings by Robert Brown – still maybe some of the most important sources for Indonesian music you'll ever hope to find! The set focuses on some of the noisier, more uptempo sounds used for the shadow play – with very ... read more CD

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VariousMusic Of Morocco – Recorded By Paul Bowles (4CD set – with download) ... CD
Dust To Digital, 1959. New Copy 4 CDs ... $56.99
A gorgeous collection of music – brought together in an equally gorgeous package! We'll rave about the latter in a minute – but first onto the music, which is the most important part! The sounds were all recorded by Paul Bowles in Morocco at the end of the 50s – at a time when ... read more CD
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VariousNigeria Afrobeat Special – The New Explosive Sound In 1970s Nigeria ... CD
Soundway (UK), 1970s. New Copy ... $15.99 16.98
An explosive entry in Soundway's impeccable Nigeria Special series of rare Afrobeat – digging deep for for material that's largely been lost for years and years – many recorded in the wake of the Fela revolution and all of it exciting and essential! Of all the stellar tracks on the ... read more CD

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VariousOut Of Addis ... CD
Eastern Connection/Paradise Bangkok (UK), 2015. New Copy ... $10.99 11.98
Contemporary sounds from Ethiopia – a scene that's just as rich today as it was during its much-heralded years of the 70s – when some of the most incredible musicians in the world were making a range of genre-transforming styles! The music here is instantly timeless – still ... read more CD

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VariousRastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 to 1983 ... CD
Soul Jazz (UK), 1950s/1960s/1970s/Early 80s. New Copy ... $21.99 22.99
Way way more than just the usual roots reggae collection – a stunning set that documents the growth of Rastafari ideals in Jamaican music – with examples that range from years before the birth of reggae, through that style's bit growth in the 70s! The set includes this very large ... (Reggae, Global Grooves) read more CD
Also available Rastafari – The Dreads Enter Babylon 1955 to 1983 (with download) ... LP 26.99

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✨✧ VariousRich Medina Presents Jump N Funk ... CD
BBE (UK), Mid 70s/Late 2000s/Early 2010s. New Copy 2 CDs ... Just Sold Out!
One of the coolest projects we've heard from Rich Medina in years – a killer compilation that brings together older Afro Funk tracks from the 70s with a big amount of cuts from more contemporary years – all with a blend that pushes the spirit of the continent way out into the cosmos! ... (Funky Compilations, Global Grooves) read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To A World Of Psychedelia ... CD
Rough Guide, Late 60s/1970s. New Copy Gatefold ... $11.99 12.98
This collection certainly takes the "world" in its title seriously – as the cuts here are collected from diverse spots around the globe, and are all every bit as psychedelic as promised in the title! Yet the sounds here aren't also the standard psych you'll know from US and UK ... read more CD

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VariousRough Guide To South African Jazz (second edition) ... CD
Rough Guide, 1960s/1970s/1980s/1990s/2000s. New Copy Gatefold ... $13.99 14.98
A vivid portrait of a rich legacy in jazz – the wonderful sounds that have come from the South African scene from the early 60s onwards – served up nicely in this well-chosen set! The collection mixes underground work with well-known artists, older tracks with more contemporary ones ... read more CD

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VariousWake Up You Vol 2 – The Rise & Fall Of Nigerian Rock Music 1972 to 1977 (CD with book) ... CD
Now Again, Mid 70s. New Copy ... $21.99 24.98
It's easy to wake up with grooves this great – a searing back of 70s Afro Rock gems that are also surprisingly funky, too! The tunes here do a wonderful job of mixing psych currents and headier rhythms – a great blend of the burning Afro Funk trends that were happening in Nigeria at ... read more CD

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VariousWhy The Mountains Are Black – Primeval Greek Village Music 1907 to 1960 ... CD
Third Man, Late 20s/Early 30s. New Copy 2CDs ... $15.99 16.98
It's hard to imagine Greece in the 20th century being described as primeval, but there's definitely a timeless vibe to the music on this collection – all pulled from vintage 78rpm discs that are filled with earthy percussion, exotic reed lines, and some especially nice stringed ... read more CD

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